Bridgeland

Format
Full

City
Cypress

State/Province
TX

Country
USA

Metro Area
Houston

Project Type
Planned Community or Resort

Location Type
Outer Suburban

Land Uses
Civic Uses
Community Center
Conservation Zone
Education
Fitness Center
Lake
Multifamily Rental Housing
Neighborhood/Community Center
Off-Road Trails
Office
Open space
Planned Community
Recreation
Religious Use
Single-family Detached Housing
Single-Family For-Sale Housing
Streets
Water Uses/Amenities

Keywords
Freshwater reservoir
Graywater reclamation
Healthy place features
Main street design
Mixed-use town center
Park system
Playground
School
Single-family detached housing
Stormwater management
Stormwater reuse system
Town center
Traditional neighborhood development
Waterfront

Site Size
11400 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
2004

Date Opened
2007

Bridgeland is an 11,400-acre master-planned community northwest of Houston, Texas, which will be home to 65,000 residents when complete in 2037. Like the Woodlands, its predecessor, the Bridgeland site plan centers on scenic lakes that improve water quality, irrigate during droughts, and draw residents to common areas for recreation. These lakes form a stormwater system that exceeds local design requirements, and which has managed storm events much larger than those anticipated.

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Format
Full

City
Cypress

State/Province
TX

Country
USA

Metro Area
Houston

Project Type
Planned Community or Resort

Location Type
Outer Suburban

Land Uses
Civic Uses
Community Center
Conservation Zone
Education
Fitness Center
Lake
Multifamily Rental Housing
Neighborhood/Community Center
Off-Road Trails
Office
Open space
Planned Community
Recreation
Religious Use
Single-family Detached Housing
Single-Family For-Sale Housing
Streets
Water Uses/Amenities

Keywords
Freshwater reservoir
Graywater reclamation
Healthy place features
Main street design
Mixed-use town center
Park system
Playground
School
Single-family detached housing
Stormwater management
Stormwater reuse system
Town center
Traditional neighborhood development
Waterfront

Site Size
11400 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
2004

Date Opened
2007

Website http://bridgeland.com/ Address 16919 N. Bridgeland Lake Pkwy. Cypress, TX 77433 Developer Bridgeland Development LP Cypress, TX Owner Howard Hughes Corporation Dallas, TX Prime / Master Planner / Lead Designer LJA Inc. Houston, TX Civil Engineering BGE Inc. Houston, TX Interviewees Daniel Kolkhorst, vice president, land development, Howard Hughes Corporation Heath Melton, vice president, master-planned communities and residential development, Howard Hughes Corporation Michael Fitzgerald, principal, BGE Inc. Mark Gehringer, senior project manager, Howard Hughes Corporation — Bridgeland ULI Staff Ed Walter Global Chief Executive Officer Billy Grayson Executive Director Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance Katharine Burgess Senior Director Urban Resilience Payton Chung Director Case Studies and Publications Principal Author David Kim Executive Director ULI Houston Misty Loocke Senior Manager ULI Houston James A. Mulligan Senior Editor David Rose Copy Editor Erica Ellis Graduate Student Intern Urban Resilience